History isn’t kind to NFL head coaches whose teams regressed record-wise in their second season on the job.

Even so, Tampa Bay would be wise to give Dirk Koetter the chance to try to buck those odds in 2018. Admittedly, the likelihood of that happening seems unlikely. The decision may even already be made.

Not only are the Buccaneers (4-11) concluding their 10th straight season without a playoff appearance, Tampa Bay’s ownership has declined to publically indicate whether Koetter or general manager Jason Licht will be back.

Multiple sources tell ESPN that the league investigation found no evidence of tampering as it relates to Brian Shaw and Paul George. The league investigated their relationship this summer.

With a 127-110 win at home over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, the Cavaliers broke a three-game SU losing streak and a five-game ATS losing streak.

Isaiah Thomas looked sharp in his Cleveland debut scoring 17 points in 19 minutes of play off of the bench. The former Celtic is not expected to be in action against his old team on Wednesday night as the Cavaliers look to ease him back into game action slowly as he recovers from his hip injury.

The Cavaliers are just 1-5 SU and ATS over their last six road games per the OddsShark NBA Database. Wednesday night’s game in Boston marks the start of a five-game road trip for Cleveland.

While Cleveland will be playing on the second night of a back-to-back and traveling to Boston overnight, the Celtics should be well-rested after having two days off in between home games.

They’ve won two straight over the Bucs and Bears, they get the Bengals now and they finish with the Packers. It’s going to have to be Matthew Stafford or bust. He’s third in the NFL in yardage; his team is second to last in rushing yards. Of course, the Bengals look like a team mailing it in the last two weeks (losses by a combined 67-14, ever since the headhunt-fest against the Steelers). The Lions might just need to show up.

The Chiefs are 2-1 and averaging 29 points a game since Andy Reid gave up play-calling duties to coordinator Matt Nagy. They appear back on track and in Wholesale NBA Jerseys control of the AFC West race. The Dolphins threw away all the momentum they’d gained from beating the Patriots by losing to the Bills, and by Jay Cutler throwing a hideous interception to Basketball Jerseys For Sale clinch it. The Chiefs are another team unlikely to flinch now that their goal is in clear sight.

McNeil said he has received commitments from people who will fly in from as far away as California.

The 49ers have been red-hot, winning four straight with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback. As the Rams(11-4), who already have clinched the NFC West, will rest several starters, we Cheap Basketball Jerseys could see the same type of offensive display we saw in Week 3, when the Rams held on for a 41-39 victory at Levi’s Stadium.

There is one playoff remaining spot available in the NFC, and it will belong to the Falcons (9-6) if they beat the Panthers (11-4) in Atlanta on Sunday. The Falcons failed to clinch a playoff berth last week with a loss to the Saints, a defeat that also cost the Falcons a shot at winning the NFC South. While the Falcons will be home at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, they’ll be facing a Panthers team that still has a shot at a division title and first-round bye.

Anyone who wants to be involved can march, but they have to register.

Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin — Fumagalli had three catches for 31 yards, but more importantly Wisconsin took home a 34-24 win over Miami in the Orange Bowl. Fumagalli also helped lead a blocking attack that aided Jonathan Taylor in breaking Adrian Peterson’s freshman rushing record.

What I like most about him is he has a chip on his shoulder for life, he said. That’s just who he is. When a guy’s got a chip on his shoulder for life, he ain’t going to — he’s never going to not work hard. Not going to never give it his all. Not going to never disappoint you. Now basketball, you miss shots and things of that nature, and we’re not worried about that. You make turnovers, all of that, that’s not what I’m saying, but a guy like that — he’s going to always put in the work. And when you put in the work the game is going to always give back to you.

Making sure his night included a little of everything, Thomas was also whistled for a technical foul for arguing a non-call with a referee in the first half. It was actually his second technical foul of the season — he picked one up while wearing street clothes when the Cavs played the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in November.

Thomas didn’t check back in until late in the third quarter, and his first shot Wholesale Jerseys Paypal hit the underside of the rim. But on the next possession, he found himself open in the corner and hit a 3-pointer to extend the Cavs’ streak of hitting 10 3s or more as a team to a franchise-record 26th straight game.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn provides note for fans to be late to work Friday

Are you a Falcons fan wanting to go to the Thursday Night Football matchup with the Saints, but you don’t want to be exhausted for work Friday?

Tecmo Bowl Bo Jackson remains the greatest athlete in the history of gaming. In this episode of Breaking Madden, Bo wreaks havoc in the present day.The two teams were bleary and not sharp; it would later be revealed that Browns coach Romeo Crennel had insisted on serving the team a large Thanksgiving dinner, at which he’d delivered a particularly emotional toast about the meaning of family. Several players, including quarterback Derek Anderson, reported being dehydrated after weeping so much, so deeply. Members of the Dolphins, who had observed the Miami tradition of spending Thanksgiving at nightclubs, were clearly inebriated and arrived by limousine in groups of three and four, beginning 15 minutes after kickoff. The game ended, shortly before sunrise, in a 5-5 tie.

Stanton is owed $295 million over the next 10 years, and any trade would be complicated for the Yankees, who would like to include Jacoby Ellsbury. The center fielder is owed about $68.4 million through 2020, and like Stanton, he has a full no-trade clause.

Stanton is prepared to listen to a proposal involving the Yankees, according to sources.

“I try to do everything possible to make sure I can recover faster and (to make) the possibility of injury go down a lot,” he said. “Kind of like bulletproofing.”

Griffen has played 93 percent of Minnesota’s defensive snaps in each of the last three games. With an increased workload, keeping up with the demands of his therapy are Cheap Jerseys Make Your Own necessary for him to play at his best.

“It’s part of the game and they pay me big money to play big Cheap Jerseys NBA Jerseys time,” he said.

Arizona Cardinals put Carson Palmer on injured reserve

A day after he underwent surgery to repair his broken arm, Carson Palmer was placed on injured reserve by the Arizona Cardinals.

The Browns don’t have enough talent to turn the ball over that much. While Jackson’s approach to the quarterback position does raise some questions, Kizer and Hogan’s propensity to give the ball to opponents does make it much more difficult for the Browns to win games.

Viewership numbers are lagging for a variety of reasons, not least the ongoing protests during the national anthem that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began in 2016. Fans are still angry about Kaepernick’s continued unemployment as well as what’s seen as the growing politicization of the NFL.

In addition, President Donald Trump continues to attack the league for not forcing all players to stand during the anthem. Commissioner Roger Goodell and player reps met last week to seek a way forward, but there wasn’t much progress, and players continue to protest.

Meet the new Browns … the same as the old Browns. Sure, they had a different head coach, as Mike Pettine was in his second season at the helm. Lombardi was a goner, replaced by new general manager Ray Farmer. The team took a year off from trade talks in 2014, perhaps because they actually had a winning record gong into the deadline for once.

But 2015, well, that was a different story. The Browns were 2-6 at the trade deadline, and the team basically tried to set up a fire sale. Thomas and All-Pro center Alex Mack were both on the block, as was linebacker Barkevious Mingo. The Broncos were interested in Thomas, but the Browns wanted two first-round picks, and Denver balked.

Mack had a no-trade clause in his contract, and he said he wouldn’t consider waiving it. He also had the ability to opt out of his contract after the 2015 season, and the threat of a trade Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys that season may be part of the reason he did just that and landed Kids Cheap Jerseys China with the Falcons.

Trevor Siemian on struggles: ‘I’ve got to play better’

Denver’s 42-point explosion against the Cowboys in Week 2 is a performance that now feels ancient and from another time entirely.

The Broncos sport the NFL’s worst scoring offense since Week 3, with a ground game that has fallen apart and a quarterback in Trevor Siemian whose passer rating is third-worst in the league above just DeShone Kizer and Joe Flacco.

Coach Vance Joseph emphatically defended his quarterback this week, saying “it’s not a Trevor problem, it’s a unit problem,” but Siemian on Wednesday put the weight on himself after Sunday’s 21-0 loss to the Chargers.

But imagine putting on the masks of all 32 NFL general managers at once. Knowing each team’s strengths, weaknesses and true place in the standings, being able to move anybody anywhere with even the slightest sense of reason … What would you do?

72.0 percent. Just two weeks ago, Minnesota’s chances of winning the division were down to 21 percent. With Aaron Rodgers out, the Vikings are the favorite to win the NFC North now. Five of their next six games are on the road, though, so they’ll need to improve on their 11-15 away record under coach Mike Zimmer to keep those chances high.

16.6 percent. The Texans have scored at least 33 points in four straight games, but they are just 2-2 in those contests. Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has brought excitement Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap to the offense, but the defensive struggles are bringing down Houston’s chances at a division title.

And if you think it’s all been accomplished against FCS competition, you’d mostly be right. But consider what he did in the 2016 season opener at TCU: 5 catches for 96 yards and a Wholesale Cheap Jerseys China touchdown.

Injuries: Aaron Rodgers has ’13 screws’ in collarbone

Aaron Rodgers has traded in shoulder pads for shoulder slings since breaking his collarbone a few weeks back.

The Packers quarterback will make his first public appearance Thursday night in a pre-taped segment on Conan, the TBS late-night talk show, since undergoing surgery on his (likely) season-ending injury.

By doing that, Fowler would take one step closer toward achieving one of his new goals: being regarded as a role model himself.

“I’m able to give some of the rookies advice when they first come in the league and go through stuff because I’ve been there,” he said. “It’s a great feeling and I want to keep it going.”

It sure beats going in the direction Fowler was headed.

A more telling sign of Pryor’s growing irrelevance in the Redskins offense: Pryor was on the field for only 30 offensive snaps (47 percent), narrowly edging out Ryan Grant and falling way behind second-year wideout Josh Doctson.

Potential return? Week 12 is a best-case scenario, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians recently told co-host Bill Polian and me on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Impact: Johnson’s injury wasn’t just devastating for those who play him in fantasy football. Johnson tied an NFL record last season with 15 consecutive games of 100-plus yards from scrimmage and was set to carry the offensive load for the Cardinals once again. Arizona’s failure to replace him prompted a trade with New Orleans for Adrian Peterson earlier this month. But while Peterson is a future Pro Football Hall of Fame selection, he no longer possesses the same elusiveness as USA Cheap Jerseys Johnson nor the receiving Texans Cheap Jerseys skills that made the latter so dangerous.

Atlanta will be facing an uphill battle.

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy: “That game, they primarily played Cover 2, so he’s making big plays in the back half of the field. He was a Hall of Fame-caliber player. Especially in a game like that with the weather, you know you can’t let the ball hang in the air that long. That was evident that day.”

It has been almost four weeks since quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) saw his last game action, and the Vikings are still classifying him as day-to-day. He hasn’t practiced since Sept. 21, but the hope is that he’ll be able to return to practice this week; if that goes well, he could play against the Bears. With Dalvin Cook out for the season with an ACL tear, the Vikings are thin at running back and worked out several on Wednesday as possible additions. In the meantime, Latavius Murray, who had ankle surgery in the offseason, is expected to pick up a bulk of Cook’s workload. Running back Jerick McKinnon also left last week’s loss with an undisclosed ankle injury in the fourth quarter, but since Minnesota hasn’t practiced yet this week with its adjusted schedule for Monday Night Football, there has been no injury report to update his status. — Courtney Cronin

Injuries have been an issue in Green Bay, but the pass rush has churned no matter who has been in it. The Packers have generated pressure at the fourth-highest rate this season — on 31 percent Cheap Jerseys Outlets of dropbacks — even with injuries to Mike Daniels, Ahmad Brooks and Nick Perry.

The defense forced two takeaways against Aaron Rodgers but failed to force any against Mike Glennon, Matthew Stafford or Tyrod Taylor. The offense has committed six turnovers the past two Cheap Jerseys Rugby games, so if the defense can’t force any themselves, Atlanta will be facing an uphill battle.

This is real life and this is their real job and that’s affecting their well-being.

“What a heck of a game,” said Andy Reid, head coach of the league’s only 4-0 team. “A tribute to the National Football League and what they’re trying to do with giving each city an opportunity to be successful.”

Parity can be a beautiful thing, especially in the smaller markets. Everyone in the NFL has an equal-opportunity shot at winning a Super Bowl, so you can imagine what it would mean to Reid, who has been a head coach for 19 years, and to Smith, who has won only two postseason games as a former No. 1 overall pick, to finally win one. And to finally win one together.

But Smith is not Tom Brady, nor is he Aaron Rodgers — the otherworldly franchise maker who was picked 23 spots after Smith in the 2005 NFL draft. Smith needs a special player by his side, someone who can carry the Chiefs when he can’t manage the load. The good news is it appears he has found that special teammate in rookie running back Kareem Hunt, who hasn’t slowed down since his record-breaking performance against the defending champion New England Patriots on opening night in Foxborough. As the late, great coach Hank Stram might’ve said, Hunt knows how to matriculate the ball down the field.

Now, your fantasy team may not win, and hey, guess what, you’ll live the next day. This is their well-being. They may not ever get another shot. They may never get another down, another play.”

Jackson worked in a rehab pool with Carr on Wednesday, and Edwards has had an issue with injuries in his brief career. Some good news? Receiver Michael Crabtree returned to Cheap Jerseys No Shipping Fees practice after Cheap Jerseys NBA Jerseys missing last week’s loss at Denver with a chest injury. — Paul Gutierrez

There has been too much focus on their overblown offensive line woes and almost non-existent running.

As coach Ben McAdoo has put the offense completely in the hands (and legs) of Eli Manning, the results have been there the past two games. But what happened to the dominant run defense, daunting pass rush and downfield coverage from last season? Sure, there have been some injuries, but there’s enough of the talent that did the job last season not to fall apart in every capacity.

The Cowboys, Lions, Eagles and Buccaneers pretty much did whatever they wanted against Big Blue’s blown assignments. That’s why the Giants are in last place in the NFC East with no hope of an Eli Hail Mary to dig out of it.

“To the reporters, to the journalists, to the moms — super moms — to the daughters, the sisters and the women all around the world, I sincerely apologize and hope that you can find the kindness of your heart to forgive me. Thank you.”

The Panthers issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon saying Newton and Rodrigue spoke and that Newton showed “regret” for his comment.

Rodrigue tweeted that the situation got “worse” when she confronted Newton after his news conference and later said there was no apology. She later told the Observer that Newton didn’t know her name even though she had been on the beat for about a year.

Also on Thursday, Rodrigue tweeted an apology for what she termed “offensive tweets” posted on her account four to five years ago. Her paper, the Charlotte Observer, later elaborated Cheap Ireland Football Jerseys the tweets were from 2012 and 2013 when Rodrigue was in college. In the tweets, she made light of Cheap Hockey Team Jerseys others’ racist remarks and retweeted a racial epithet.

NFL report cards: Cowboys, Patriots not yet failing, but close

Here’s hoping the 1972 Miami Dolphins already have that champagne on ice.

Members of that squad usually have to sweat until at least November before the final undefeated team loses to guarantee Miami remains the only team to have ever completed an undefeated season from start to finish. Only one team this season, Kansas City (4-0), can still challenge that mark.

Mediocrity rather than perfection is the big on-field story through the first four weeks of the 2017 NFL season. There are 13 teams at 2-2. In comparison, there were five .500 teams at this time last season.

Joe Flacco and EJ Manuel is the QB matchup nobody wanted to see this season, so here it is. The Black Hole is a tough trip for the falling black birds. Khalil Mack makes up for Derek Carr’s absence as Oakland’s defense out-slugs that of Baltimore in an ugly game.

Mitchell Trubisky draws his first career start against a tough Vikings defense, and Minnesota might very well get Sam Bradford back. Chicago will still lean heavily on its young backs, while Bradford, without Dalvin Cook, will help open things up again to Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph. More aggressive trumps more conservative on MNF.

How about we try this: An exceptionally strong offense plus a weak Cheap Gaa Jerseys defense equals … the second-best team in football. New England’s league-best offense, by FPI’s Cheap High Quality Jerseys standards, is 8.6 points above average per game, and 3.4 points better than that of the New Orleans Saints, the second-best offense. That makes up for the defensive issues and then some.

The Patriots will be just fine. No, much better than fine.